- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro officials say an investigation into the theft of a Metrobus is still ongoing, but they are already taking steps to enhance security at Metro facilities.

Officials announced Monday that they will increase security presence at Metrobus facilities over the next week and begin further security checks of personnel at bus facilities.

Metro Transit Police say 19-year-old William Jackson was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and fleeing an accident after he entered a bus facility Friday in a driver’s uniform, drove off in a bus and crashed it. Jackson is not a Metro employee.

Metro is already installing more fencing, lighting and security cameras. Officials say they are also installing technology to verify driver identification and remotely disable buses.